Common Ground Healing Arts

The Jefferson School has been a Charlottesville landmark since 1926, when it was one of only 10 African American high schools in Virginia. (Photo: Skyclad Aerial)

‘Shocked, humiliated:’ Jefferson School executive director sues tenant for defamation

The executive director of the Jefferson School Foundation is suing one of the building’s resident nonprofit partners for defamation, after the tenant accused her of conducting “unethical fundraising” in a previous job. Sue Friedman, a former Albemarle School Board chair, was hired in January to handle day-to-day operations of the historical Jefferson School City Center, […]

Michael Twitty, James Beard award-winning author, will demonstrate early African-American foodways in Colonial America, and discuss the politics surrounding the origins of soul food and Southern cuisine. Courtesy Poplar Forest

LIVING Picks: Week of May 30-June 5

FAMILY First Fridays Under the Stars Friday, June 1 After a brief talk in the education building, visitors will point out constellations and other galactic wonders. The Charlottesville Astronomical Society provides a telescope—or bring your own. Free, 7:30-9:30pm. Ivy Creek Natural Area, 1780 Earlysville Rd. 973-7772. NONPROFIT C’ville’s Day of R+R Saturday, June 2 Common […]